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Second Anime Film of Buddha Trilogy 'Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi' to Premiere on Feb 8, 2014

by symbv
Aug 17, 2013 8:47 PM | 23 Comments
It has been announced that the second anime film of a planned trilogy to adapt Tezuka Osamu's famous manga "Buddha" about Buddha's life will premiere in theaters in Japan on February 8, 2014. The title of the film is "Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi" (Buddah 2: Tezuka Osamu's Buddha: The Unending Journey). Yoshioka Hidetaka and Mizuki Nana will repeat their roles as Siddhartha and Migaila. However, Tatta, now grown up, will be voiced by Matsuyama Kenichi in this film. Veteran actress Yoshinaga Sayuri will voice the role of Maya, mother of Buddha. The first film "Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Akai Sabaku yo! Utsukushiku" was released to theaters in May 2011.

PV for the first and second film (with English subtitles)
http://www.buddha-anime.com/movie.html

Official anime website: http://www.buddha-anime.com/

Source: Natalie

Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha: Owarinaki Tabi on MAL

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Ayumi Hamasaki will be doing the theme song for this movie. It is titled "Pray". Lyrics by Ayumi Hamasaki and composed by Kunio Tago.

Oct 18, 2013 9:33 PM by zeoh

FlameWingman21 said:
symbv said:
Do you remember how many animations about Buddha you have watched and where are they from? Since I cannot recall a lot of animations about Buddha so I am curious.
Sorry, I can't remember. Don't know where they're from but they speak Mandarin.
It could be animation made in China or Taiwan then....

Aug 20, 2013 5:59 AM by symbv

symbv said:
FlameWingman21 said:
Hmm.. I've learned about Buddha's life since elementary school. I've watched a lot of animations about Buddha from my teacher.
Do you remember how many animations about Buddha you have watched and where are they from? Since I cannot recall a lot of animations about Buddha so I am curious.

Sorry, I can't remember. Don't know where they're from but they speak Mandarin.

Aug 19, 2013 11:14 PM by FlameWingman21

been meaning to give the manga a try first

Aug 19, 2013 6:43 AM by Mr_Gutts

SilverMorning said:
Interesting. I thought of watching the first installment some while ago. I'll get to it soon now.


me too!

Aug 19, 2013 12:53 AM by Rxargyros

It's from Tezuka, so it's instantly worth it, yet everyone will prefer the likes of Fairy Tail over it (I'm talking about the manga). What a sad community.

Aug 18, 2013 11:04 PM by leokiko

Tengai said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Tengai said:
The manga is quite old but it looks interesting.


As someone who bought the entire set from vertical I'll offer that the manga is fantastic and anyone should read it if they are looking for something mature that will make them think a little bit about life and the meaning of everything. It's one of the few times I'd consider using the label masterpiece for something.


I really think it's good and I want to learn a little bit about life and the meaning of everything just like you said but I'm not very fond of reading manga If I were to read a manga it would be comedy but maybe I'll try it someday ;)


Don't read this then as while it has moments of comic relief it's also a challenging read that tackles a lot of philisophical ideas. It depicts the best of humanities graces but also the worst of its atrocities in a pretty epic tale spanning the era of foretelling the coming of the Buddha through to his death and how he effects the lives of those he comes across as well as the story of his own enlightenment.

One thing I also love is how Tezuka plays with the very nature of the manga format and the layout of framing and the pages themselves that also affect the tone and particular emotion of a segment. I really can't think of another manga author that has thought to do this sort of thing let alone as well but then thats why they call him the god of manga.

Aug 18, 2013 2:22 PM by PeacingOut

Kaioshin_Sama said:
Tengai said:
The manga is quite old but it looks interesting.


As someone who bought the entire set from vertical I'll offer that the manga is fantastic and anyone should read it if they are looking for something mature that will make them think a little bit about life and the meaning of everything. It's one of the few times I'd consider using the label masterpiece for something.


I really think it's good and I want to learn a little bit about life and the meaning of everything just like you said but I'm not very fond of reading manga If I were to read a manga it would be comedy but maybe I'll try it someday ;)

Aug 18, 2013 1:39 PM by Tengai

I have had the manga in my PTR since forever. I will read it first before starting with the movies.

Aug 18, 2013 12:14 PM by ThangLong

FlameWingman21 said:
Hmm.. I've learned about Buddha's life since elementary school. I've watched a lot of animations about Buddha from my teacher.
Do you remember how many animations about Buddha you have watched and where are they from? Since I cannot recall a lot of animations about Buddha so I am curious.

Aug 18, 2013 11:33 AM by symbv

Hmm.. I've learned about Buddha's life since elementary school. I've watched a lot of animations about Buddha from my teacher. Not gonna watch this again.

Aug 18, 2013 10:45 AM by FlameWingman21

Tengai said:
The manga is quite old but it looks interesting.


As someone who bought the entire set from vertical I'll offer that the manga is fantastic and anyone should read it if they are looking for something mature that will make them think a little bit about life and the meaning of everything. It's one of the few times I'd consider using the label masterpiece for something.

Aug 18, 2013 8:59 AM by PeacingOut

A amazing story in a different context of imagery, I will gladly take a look at this one.

Aug 18, 2013 8:55 AM by Rasco

Hopefully they will improve upon the film a bit.

Aug 18, 2013 6:25 AM by Jodyqt

Meh, the first movie was mediocre at best.

Aug 18, 2013 2:16 AM by kashim

Will definitely look forward to this! I hope one day there will be a legit "Journey to the West" anime too.

Shuhan said:
Thank god.
Heh get it?


Thank the gods**

Aug 18, 2013 1:55 AM by MelbShaw

I actually heard that the movie was pretty bad, but I'll watch it regardless. Hopefully it can prove to be entertaining either way.

Aug 18, 2013 1:19 AM by Sanguis

Tengai said:
The manga is quite old but it looks interesting.

I'm actually interested more in the manga right now actually. However, I might also give this a shot, maybe.

Aug 18, 2013 1:17 AM by Stark700

The manga is quite old but it looks interesting.

Aug 17, 2013 11:26 PM by Tengai

Manga been on the ptr forever, better get on that. This looks pretty rad.

Aug 17, 2013 10:08 PM by StreetFighter